...And say "anthropomorphism!!!!"
While you don't need to know all the fancy terms, as a Christian you certainly need to know the meaning behind anthropomorphism and it's use in the Bible. So what is anthropomorphism? It is the tendency to ascribe human features or attributes to God. (such as hands or arms, or when it talks of God repenting ect.)
We see this all over the Bible, and rightly so. We cannot ascend to where God is and figure Him out, but He can descend to where we are. God relates to us in terms that are familiar, so it's no surprise that sometimes God presents things that seem paradoxical. For example, God is all powerful (Jer. 32:17), and yet He rests. (Gen. 2:2). God is in all places (Psalm 139:7-12). Yet He asks Adam "Where are you? (Gen. 3:9). He knows all things (1 John 3:20) Yet He says "Now I know that you fear God..." (Gen. 22:12)
So because God said to Abraham "Now I know that you fear me..." does that mean that God does not know all things? Certainly not!
Robert Murray M'Cheyne
Next time you are reading your Bible think about anthropomorphism, see if you can find more examples while you're reading. Having a proper hermeneutic is vital when reading the Bible. Understanding anthropomorphic language is a part of having good hermeneutics.