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All of us daily face the temptation to give in to “the snare of the Devil.” (2 Timothy 2:26) The Bible warns us that Satan has especially targeted Jehovah’s worshipers. (1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:12, 17) For what purpose? It is not necessarily to take our life. It is no victory for Satan if we die faithful to God. Satan is aware that Jehovah, in His due time, will undo death by means of the resurrection.—Luke 20:37, 38.

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Satan wants to destroy something even more valuable than our present life—our integrity to God. Satan is desperate to prove that he can turn us away from Jehovah. Hence, if we can be induced to be unfaithful—to quit preaching the good news or to abandon Christian standards—that would be a victory for Satan! (Ephesians 6:11-13) So “the Tempter” places before us temptations.—Matthew 4:3.

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Satan’s “deceptive tactics” are varied. (Ephesians 6:11, Jewish New Testament) He may tempt us with materialism, fear, doubt, or pleasure-seeking. But one of his most effective methods involves discouragement. A sly opportunist, he knows that despondency can weaken us, making us vulnerable. (Proverbs 24:10) So especially when we “become crushed” emotionally, he tempts us to give up.—Psalm 38:8.

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As we get deeper into the last days, it seems that causes for discouragement increase, and we are not immune to them. (See the box “Some Factors That Cause Discouragement.”) Whatever the cause, discouragement can sap our strength. “Buying out the opportune time” for spiritual obligations—including studying the Bible, attending Christian meetings, and sharing in the ministry—can be a challenge if you are exhausted physically, mentally, and emotionally. (Ephesians 5:15, 16) Remember that the Tempter wants you to quit. But this is no time to slow down or to lose your sense of urgency regarding the times in which we live! (Luke 21:34-36) How can you resist temptation and keep on the watch? Consider four suggestions that can help.

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