“Rather than sinners being exterminated, children being dashed to pieces, and wives being raped in the day of the Lord’s “coming, cruel, with fury and burning anger,” as envisioned by Isaiah (Isa. 13:9–16, NASB), God in Christ was violently seized, beaten, and crucified. Instead of destroying sinners, God allowed himself in his Son to be slain by sinners and for sinners on the cross. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:21).”
– C.S. Cowles, Show Them No Mercy: 4 Views on God and Canaanite Genocide (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology), loc. 654 Kindle edition.