4. As God is love, the devil is a mass of hatred and malice against God and man, so the two parties partake of their nature respectively. God bears a common love to his creatures, so as to do them good, and a special love to the saints; and those that are of God, accordingly have implanted in them a principle of love, of good will and beneficence to mankind, Luke vi. 36. but a special love of delight in the saints, Psal. xvi. 3. Gal. vi. 10. Satan bears a hatred against men, especially holy men; but most of all he hates God; so his seed hate one another, Tit. iii. 3. and more keenly hate the heavenly seed, and that became of their hatred wherewith moat of a11 they are irreconcilable to God, John xv. 18.
Thomas Boston, “The Art of Man-Fishing,” in Works, 5:317.