Great post!Gods character never changes, nor does He ever act in any way that is inconsistent with His character. What we have to realize is that part of Gods character is that when people repent, He stays His wrath, but when they turn from good and do evil, He brings judgement. This was especially evident in the Old Testament when divine justice was often swift and apparent to all. People change, not God's standards or God's nature, and as they change, He varies in His dealings with them. This is how it has always been and always will be with God.
God Bless :-)