It has put hatred into God Himself!

(Ralph Venning, "The Plague of Plagues!" 1669)

"The wicked and the one who loves violence — His soul hates!" Psalm 11:5

God hates man for sin! It is not only sin, but sinners that God hates — and that for sin! It is said of God, that He hates the workers of iniquity (Psalm 5:5); not only the works of iniquity — but the workers of it.

It is because of sin, that the merciful God says, "Their Maker has no compassion on them, and their Creator shows them no favor!" Isaiah 27:11

This is the worst that can be spoken of the venom of sin, that in a sense, and to speak after the manner of men — it has put hatred into God Himself! Sin has made the Lord hate and destroy His own workmanship!