Shedd on omnibenevolence

"The feeling of displeasure with which God regards sin belongs to his pure and perfect nature, and it is impossible for him to exist without it. It is no more optional with him to abhor iniquity, than it is to be omnipotent or omnipresent. God must, from his very nature and idea, be all-powerful, and in every place; and for the same reason he must react against evil wherever it exists. But at the same time he has no malice in his nature. He wishes well to every creature whom he has made. He cherishes a benevolent, and in this sense a paternal feeling towards every rational spirit. Even a little sparrow does not fall dead to the ground without his taking an interest in it; and certainly, then, he cannot be inspired with any malicious or unkind emotion toward the rational and immortal spirits who are of more value than many sparrows" (W.G.T. Shedd, Sermons to the Spiritual Man).

 The Biblical passage about God's care for sparrows is regarding believers and NOT every creature without exception -- Shedd's "every creature whom he has made." If "malicious" always and everywhere means "evil" then certainly God is NOT that. But to say (as Shedd does) that God "wishes well to every creature whom he has made" is patently false.