What we learn from this is that man loses his manishness when he seeks to ascend to the most high. We also learn that God the creator will forever be beyond the creature’s ability to define or delimit God exhaustively.
Is 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
When Moses asked God His name (Exodus 3:13-14), Moses was asking God to define and limit Himself, but as God is He who is the one who defines and is defined by nothing or no one God responded to Moses by merely saying “I am who I am.” This answer communicated that God, being the Creator, could not be contained in the definitional categories of the creature.
When man insists that he is like God inasmuch as he can’t be defined man is seeking to en-god himself and de-god God. We see this when man seeks to strip himself of all the definition which God has assigned to man. For example, when man insists that his gender, race, ethnicity, or genetics are irrelevant man has denied God’s definitional categories in favor of his own definitional categories and by doing so has resolved to be the Most High.
Man’s desire is to be his own “I Am,” and when he reaches to be his own “I am” man destroys himself since for man to reach beyond his limits to be other than who he has been created to be is self-abnegating. It is akin to the goldfish finally achieving his goal to transcend his fishbowl. The success of such transcendence is the goldfish’s destruction.