When you think of God, do you envision?
- a proper English gentleman
- a modernized Biblical patriarch
- an erudite English professor at a Ivy league university
- a tame Lion (returning to the C. S. Lewis reference)?
Do you recreate God in your own idealized image?
There is a constant assumption in much of what I read that God shares the sensibilities, values and perspectives of the person writing. That to the extent that God does not, then God is wrong or those who see God that way are wrong.
Now duality teaches us that it may well be that God is both the way we see him and the way that others see him — not that there is a superior view of God, but that God is possibly many different things at once.
But at some times, as Jacob 2:8-9 reflects, God is things or messages or approaches that do not necessarily fit what we want and think we need right now.