James 4:1-2 - "Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? 2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war."
Most of our sins come from selfish desires. We want something, and we sin to get it, we sin in trying to get it, we sin in wanting it knowing we’ll never have it. We don’t tame our desires, but let them run loose, and they go roughshod over others. We run away from God in our sin, and seek joy in other things. Let us reverse that now, drawing near to Him, lamenting our sin.