One aspect of God’s nature that we have not yet included in eternal, living, personal, intelligent Being is the specific statement that He is a personal, intelligent, moral Being. It has become common for people to think of the term “moral” as meaning someone who is “good.” More fully and properly it refers to a being who has the mental capacity to know the difference between what is good and bad, virtuous and evil and also has the ability to choose between one or the other. This is commonly referred to as moral agency, meaning an agent who possesses moral abilities. Such a being can use moral abilities in a good way or in a bad way. In the case of God as a moral Being, knowing what is right and understanding the devastating consequences of choosing that which is wrong, Scripture reveals that He has always chosen to do what is morally right and best. In some cases, as we recognize many of the choices He made (in response to human immorality) do not appear to be good, moral choices. However, love is not always the most pleasant or the least disturbing choice when it is in response to complex issues involving morally evil choices made by others.
The main point to be taken from this post is, God is an eternal, living, personal, intelligent, moral Being. This becomes a foundational perspective from which we build and through which we begin to answer questions related to the nature of God, the nature of man, the relationship between God & man and to construct our understanding of the Biblical text. This eternal, living, personal, intelligent, moral Being who has created this universe (and specifically planet earth) is actively engaged in interaction with moral beings that He created in His image (human being [and also angelic / demonic beings]) as He endeavors to establish the kingdom of God on earth.
 Within the Old Testament we find God destroying people or instructing Israel to destroy various peoples. Such text has created concern and confusion as they do not seem to be loving and proper. It is my conviction that in such cases, God is choosing the best option He has before Him as He considers the potential alternatives. It is, no doubt, challenging to see how this is true yet I am confident it is due to our limited ability to comprehend the such cases with the fullness with which God comprehends them.