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What does God look like?

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth. John 4:24

Jesus described God as a spirit. A spirit has no form. The Holy Spirit has no form. Only Jesus took the form of a man.

When Genesis says God created man in His own image or likeness, it was talking about giving man something that no other animal has—His traits. Like God, we can think, rationalize, plan, create, love, care, speak. We can get jealous, hate, feel empathy, bless and curse.  Animals react because of instinct. Man reacts because of thought.

God created his characteristics in us, but that does not mean he looks like us.

The Bible speaks of God with physical attributes to help us understand Him. The hand of God. The face of God. God seated on the throne. God walked in the garden. So does God have hands, face, a rear end and feet?

No. These are flesh and blood characteristics describing our human bodies.   We have hands to bring food to our mouths.  We have feet to take us places.  God does not need food and he’s already every where.

I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 1 Corinthians 15:50

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12

When God is described as “seated on the throne,” it means He was in a place of honor. God does not have a hip bone and three inner ear bones and fingernails that He must clip every couple weeks.

Other descriptions of God always included light, a magnificent brilliance that gave Moses a sun tan and caused Isaiah to fall on His knees.

So the best descriptions of God are spirit and light. 

I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. Revelation 21:22-23