What a great truth is found in the verse following one of the most quoted verse. God is not the big Scrooge in the sky, critically looking down on his flawed children and waiting to condemn those who mess up. Instead, he saw how broken, flawed, and messed up we were and entered our world to save it ... to save us. God's purpose in sending Jesus is our life and our salvation.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
— John 3:17
Dear Lord, deliver us from the sin that entangles our actions and pollutes our hearts. Create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit in us through your Holy Spirit. Thank you for your forgiveness and grace. In Jesus' name. Amen.