5 Yahweh trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
The Difference between Kindness and Love
Though God sends His benefits upon the wicked He does not love them; the very opposite-we are told that He hates them.-(Psalms xi 5.) He is angry with the wicked:
"My soul hateth the proud man," He says; and to certain people who brought their sacrifices with uncleanness, He said "These are a smoke in my nostrils: a fire that burneth all the day."
Therefore to be like God we are not required to do a moral impossibility; for it is a moral impossibility to love everybody. We can be kind: that is another thing. It is possible to be kind-to take a benevolent interest in people...
We can bring ourselves to this; but to arrive at the point of love is impossible. God does not ask us to do what He doesn't do Himself; and He doesn't love the wicked-neither does Jesus; for he is coming to destroy them. But he is kind and patient for the present, and so must we be.
The Ambassador of the Coming Age, May 1868