Our “desires” (2530) can really get us in trouble. Too often they are the desires of our flesh, not of the Spirit. This is a verb. It is a word you are familiar with in other contexts.
You see it in the Garden of Eden.
(Genesis 3:6 KJV) And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired (2530) to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.Forbidden fruit suddenly had a luster to it.
Then we come across it in the Ten Commandments.
(Exodus 20:17 KJV) Thou shalt not covet (2530) thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.Original sin and coveting are the dangers that drag us down. Instead we should have the desires of a heart in tune with the God of the Universe. It brings to mind a chorus we used to sing in the dinosaur days.
My desire, to be like Jesus.So? Walk in righteousness as the Holy Spirit empowers you and you practice the discipline of obedience.
My desire, to be like Him.
His Spirit fill me,
His love o’erwhelm me.
In deed and word,
To be like Him.