I believe God is a man, and that's how I've been raised to believe. For the longest time, I assumed everyone thought likewise. This is an enlightening topic for sure, and it doesn't get discussed much.
One needs to learn to balance all scripture.and the more we study the scriptures and lean more on Him who leadeth us into all truth so then we will elarn to do so more and more.
Thus we have forinstance "God is not a man that he shoudlk lie nor the son of man that he shoulkd repent"
Yet man was made in the image of God.
It is man who has the seed and was women who was created out of man .yet for balance man isd born of woman.
Every sed will broing forth fruit after oits own kind ,Thus we are manKIND and not another.
Our FATHER then is no coincedence or indeed random.
For what is a neighbour? and what is a brother?
A brother is one of the same househol,d and of the same father. If God be our father by regenerationa nd new birth wether we are male or female we aer all sons of God and are therefore of the same household with the ssme father a neighbour on the other hand is of another household and another father.
We. are as man were as it were Gods neighbour.desus was the good samaritan despised and rejected who loved his neighbour .
When My son was born I consiosly recognised and confessedd as it were that he bore my image. He did so because he was of my flesh and bone. If he ahd not been my son he woudl not have born my image in him.
Jesus it is written is "the express image of the invisible god" Did nhe not come to seek and to save that which was lost?True it was the lost sheep .But true also was the image of GoD also that was lost or marred when Aadam sinned and fell. For though he was created in the image of God we are BORN of the image of Adam/Hence not only born in sin but also SHAPEN in iniquity.
When a person is truly BORNagain then Christ rulkes and reigns in the heart trhen indeed the image of God is there.No wonder on that awfull day of Judgement he will say to some "I never knew you" For not monly do they nopt bare in them Gods image burt also neither the fruit or character of christ.
Thus the Primarily male aspects of God are for oursakes given as in likeness as there are no ways or understanding save by the Holy Spirit applying these truths to the heart and then the mind.
The female in lesser degfree also and for the same reason.
Was it not written Let us make MAN in our image?then it is written male and female made he them.
Thus both are needed to rflect in some emasure the glory of God. These things get deeper when we consider then the Jesus and the church which is HIS BRIDE.
So we must be carefull not to bring the Word of God down to our expereince but rather lift the word of god above all and seek to bring our exp[ereince in conformity to, it.
Thus if we reduce this all down to male and female as of thje flesh we will not come to understand the realtionship we can have with God through jesus Christ.
For did he not come to reconcile us to the .......FATHER?