However, the phrase seems to have stuck and to have colored our view of the Almighty. Many think of Him as an angry God. They think of Him as quick to anger and sadly deficient in love (Jonah 4:3).
Sin does anger God; but He is hardly some cruel tyrant, intently watching us and just hoping somebody'll mess up so He can give them a good thrashing and His arms a good workout.
Here is what Jonah 4:3 really says:
"You are a gracious and merciful God,
slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness,
One who relents from doing harm."