Once we begin to see how the Bible itself makes a distinction in types of love, this enables us to get a better handle on the nature of God and His actions in the world at large and in Haiti in particular. Mohler argues that God loves Haiti now and the proof of that is that He is sending them all sorts of aid and even missionaries, but the kind of God that the Bible reveals is a God that can severely judge a nation by sending it missionaries and aid. Perhaps this sounds beastly, but we must remember that though God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son (John 3:16) He also sent His Son to blind souls in judgment. This same God sent Isaiah and Jeremiah out with messages intended to harden souls and prepare them with judgment. God gives a people spiritual leaders that they deserve in the sense that He judges people by sending them men who will preach in order to tickle their ears.
37 But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him. 38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke: "LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE LORD BEEN REVEALED?"39 For this reason they could not believe, for Isaiah said again, 40 "HE HAS BLINDED THEIR EYES AND HE HARDENED THEIR HEART, SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT SEE WITH THEIR EYES AND PERCEIVE WITH THEIR HEART, AND BE CONVERTED AND I HEAL THEM." (John 12:37-40).God has sent messengers in the past to harden people and Isaiah 6 is perhaps the clearest passage on that. God prepared Isaiah to be His messenger by shining forth His glory to Isaiah. The message that Isaiah was to take was a message that was intended to harden the people. We like to hear of the glory that Isaiah saw, but we ignore what he was being prepared for. It is also true that God has great mercy on sinners day in and day out (benevolent type of love), but the Scripture also tells us the end result of some of that:
“Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? 5 But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God” (Rom2:5).The kindness of God leads to a greater judgment when it is spurned.