You thought that I was just like you (Psalm 50:21).
God is not a man that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should repent (Numbers 23:19).
I have just spent a fruitful morning reading up on the power and sovereignty of God in the works of Berkhoff, Erickson, Grudem, and Pink, comparing their statements with God’s Word. A forthcoming book on the subject of power and how it is and is not to be used in the church is now in the formative stages.
In the Psalm referenced above the Lord rebukes His people for thinking He was just like them, particularly in the area of winking at sin. God corrects them by saying he will not keep silent, but will rebuke them and set their sins in order before their eyes. It is a human tendency to pull God down from His place of transcendent power, authority, sovereignty, and holiness to the level of the fallen creature. Such an inclination is of the essence of idolatry–suppressing the truth of God in unrighteousness, exchanging the truth of God for a lie, and worshiping the creature rather than the Creator. Let us always remember that God is self-existent and self-contained, and that as such He is in no way dependent upon us for anything.
You will point to the incarnation of Christ, where the God of Scripture became a man. As you contemplate that blessed truth just bear one important thing in mind: Jesus is the God-Man, not the Man-God. The Word became flesh, not the other way around. Jesus existed from eternity with all the attributes of deity in place. He was God before He was man. He took humanity upon Himself, but He always possessed deity. Although He existed in the form of God He did not consider equality with god a thing to be clung to, but temporarily laid aside the voluntary use of the divine attributes in the days of his earthly life. He is now seated at the right hand of the Father as the Second Person of the Godhead.
Your Christology is only as good as your theology. Jesus is God. Everything the Bible says about God is true of Christ. What a blessing to realize that the fearfully holy judge of Old Testament narrative is one in the same with the gracious and merciful Savior of the New Testament. For me, recognizing this is far from confusing; rather it generates gratitude in my heart that God has mercifully chosen not to give me what I do deserve (judgment), but has instead freely bestowed that which I do not deserve (grace).
Don’t anthropomorphize God–that is, turn Him into an exalted man, on par with the pagan deities of the Greek and Roman pantheons. Worship Him for who He really is–the self-contained transcendent ontological Trinity of the Bible.