Being made in the image of G-d has perhaps infinite implications, since YHVH is an infinite G-d, without beginning or end.
I have heard of FREE WILL as one important aspect of our IMAGE BEARING nature.
QUESTION #1: Does our INFINITE G-d EXERCISE free will in the same way as His CREATION does?
By His own admission in His REVELATION of Himself to us, He in His OMNICIENCE, knows the END from the BEGINNING.
So, If in His SOVEREIGNTY, YHVH before TIME determined that He would CREATE the WORLD and MANKIND and ISRAEL as His PEOPLE (and each of us as well), did He by CHOOSING Israel and even me and you with FREE WILL, relinquish His own FREE WILL as concerns His “FREE” CREATION?
When Yeshua teaches His DISCIPLES to PRAY in Matthew 6, and there teaches us to PRAY “Thy WILL be DONE in the EARTH as it is in HEAVEN,” Is this PRAYER a REFLECTION back to the IMAGO DEI?
Is the PRAYER a REVELATION itself of G-d’s DESIRE to have His WILL for US be MANIFESTED in the EARTH, as it have been even before TIME in HEAVEN.
A perfect ALIGNMENT of the WILL of the CREATION and the CREATOR, brings into FOCUS the MORTAL IMAGE with that of the DIVINE; with the EDGES blurred no more.
The CREATION’s FREE WILL, though not taken away, is perhaps held in ABEYANCE, much like what is TRUE of YHVH because there is no more BATTLE of the WILLS and the SPIRIT has TRIUMPHED over the SOUL (worldly nature).
Perhaps this is the PERFECTION that Paul admits to having not yet ATTAINED, yet he STRIVED TOWARD as the HIGHEST CALLING of G-d. This, I would think, would be only FULLY ATTAINED once GLORIFIED, when we will be LIKE HIM (no more merely the IMAGE of Him).