All truth and reality comes from God. Metaphors are selected to make sense out of life and history, of that truth and reality. Metaphors are chosen to understand and experience one kind of largely-unknowable thing (God's truth and reality) in terms of another that humans can comprehend, thereby determining reality for us. Metaphors are conceptual in nature and are among our principal means for understanding and determining what is real for us. With truth based on understanding, metaphors are essential for knowing God's truth and reality. Truth is not revealed by objective thought and reason. Metaphors describe truths and reality using reason and imagination. Thereby metaphors become a most important means for comprehending our feelings, aesthetic experiences, moral practices, and spiritual awareness, an awareness of which is essential to discover worth and meaning for our existence. New metaphors can create new understanding and thereby a fuller comprehension of God's truths and reality. New metaphors do not redefine God's reality but reaffirm it with an understanding that is made more difficult with old metaphors. Metaphors useful to understanding 2000 to 4000 years ago often fail to help humans today in knowing God and His truths and reality. Our growing understanding of God builds on a progression of metaphors.