The hardest part of running a race is finishing it. The same is true of the Christian life. Others flatter us into thinking we can finish on our own. We flatter ourselves into thinking nothing can stop us! But we finish our pilgrimage only by God's strength.
Christian & Hopeful make it to Immanuel's Land. But they aren't at the Celestial City yet! The shepherds warn them against losing focus this late in their pilgrimage. How can we set our people's sights on heaven?