It is true God loves because God is love (John 3:16; 1 John 4:8). It is also true that God hates people.
People are fallen and sinful. Sin is that which destroys what God loves. People are slaves to sin (Romans 6:20). And even God’s judgment can be God allowing people to pursue their sin (Romans 1). And God’s wrath is poured out upon all sin and sinners (Romans 1:18; John 6:23).
God saves us from Himself
Isaiah 48:11 explains, “For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.” And the Apostle Paul writes, “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life” (Romans 5:10).
God saves us to Himself
So now, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone are the LORD (Isaiah 37:20)
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life (Romans 5:10)
God saves us by Himself