What is coveting?

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Coveting is desiring, longing and hoping for anything that God in His Word has forbidden us to have. These sins of the heart are already condemning sins in themselves, even though they have not yet resulted in deeds. But that which God has not forbidden, is not sinful.

Gal. 5:17: The flesh lusteth against the Spirit.

Rom. 7:7: I had not known sin but by the law; for I had not known lust, except the law had said: Thou shalt not covet.

James 1:14-15: Every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then, when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.