The Talmud teaches that one who is appeased by his own wine has the mind-set of his creator. R. Eliezer Papo connects this teaching to our Parasha where after the golden calf, Hashem “allows Himself” to be talked out of destroying the people: And the LORD relented from the evil that He had spoken to do to His people. R. Papo explains that while our Tradition emphasises keeping one’s word, the examples of Hashem changing his mind teach us that sometimes the best course of action is for us to abandon our plans and do things differently. This is not a sign of weakness but an indication that we have the mind-set of our Creator.