Loving God and loving people are not mutually exclusive. We are never forced to choose between the two. Calloused indifference toward the people of God is unmistakable evidence of disregard for God Himself. To love them is to love him.
original emphasis, Sam Storms, The Hope of Glory (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2007), 31.
Jesus Christ is the reason, the goal, the aim, the intent, the point, the purpose, the end, the terminus, the consummation and culmination of every molecule that moves (Col. 1.16).