Problem: Isaiah wrote: “ `To whom will you liken Me, or to whom shall I be equal?’ says the Holy One.” Yet the Bible says “God created man in His own image” (Gen. 1:27).
Solution: Isaiah is not denying all similarity between God and His creatures. In fact, the Bible affirms elsewhere, “He who planted the ear shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see?” (Ps. 94:9) Indeed, God is reflected in the mirror of His creation (cf. Ps. 19:1; Rom. 1:19–20). Isaiah is simply affirming that the transcendent God is more than His creation, even though He is not totally unlike it.