We can’t really put ourselves in God’s shoes, of course; He is far greater than we are. But if you were God, wouldn’t you be tempted to wipe out the human race and blot them from your memory?
But this isn’t God’s way – and the proof is Jesus Christ. You’ve heard the old statement that God hates the sin – but loves the sinner. When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, He punished them by sending death on the human race. But He also refused to stamp them out, and even promised an eventual way of salvation. That way is Jesus Christ.
God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day