Many ask ‘How can a God of love get angry enough to destroy people?’ Some think that the God of the New Testament is different to the God of the Old Testament. But not so! It’s the New Testament that tells us ‘Our God is a consuming fire!’ God’s love is not sentimental or romantic. It’s a love that always does what is right. It is also a long suffering and patient love. God waited until the occupants of Canaan had become so wicked they no longer deserved to live there. Just as a loving father disciplines his children ….. God cannot let sin go unpunished. We need to have a healthy fear of God!