Yes, that's the conclusion I came to since God could have ended the match before it even began! Jacob didn't give up, and despite him huffing, puffing and crying, he held onto the LORD and said he wouldn't let go unless He gets His blessing.Probably that he didn't give up.
Yes, that's the conclusion I came to since God could have ended the match before it even began! Jacob didn't give up, and despite him huffing, puffing and crying, he held onto the LORD and said he wouldn't let go unless He gets His blessing.
That's actually a nice idea. I'll have to consider that as a possibility -- God limiting His strength so every step He took wouldn't split the planet and His breath wouldn't blast the mountains. During the time Jesus walked the Earth during His incarnation, when the chief priests came to arrest Him in Gethsemane, He said to them, "I AM". The moment He said that they were knocked back and fell, for a second unleashing a tiny, infintesimal fraction of His divine power as if to convey the message, "I go as the Scriptures say, but know Who you are dealing with!" Of course, they didn't get the message. LOL. He could have finished that sentence with "You were..." and scattered their molecules to the wind.It turns out wrestling has been staged for thousands of years. WWE just continued the trend.
Jokes aside, it might also be possible that God limited Himself to human strength while in human form wrestling with Jacob. Jacob could have actually been winning in that case, then God showed him a tiny taste of His actual strength so Jacob didn't get conceited over it.
I assume that when Jesus walked the earth there were some stones He couldn't lift (without getting miraculous) or people that would have beaten Him in wrestling. Maybe He appeared to Jacob with the same strength.
Just another possibility