God gave man paradise and free will. Man screwed up by choosing to sin and there were consequences. God sent his Son Jesus to die on the cross to give man a second chance at paradise. You have a choice to either accept God and end up in paradise, or deal with the consequences of going somewhere less pleasant.So the Lord gave us free will, put an apple in a tree, and sent us out of Paradise, on purpose.
I guess, I'm not liking that proverb too much.
I prefer to think that I have free will, and that the consequences of my actions, are my own.
Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Ephesians 2:8-9: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift from God- not by works, so that no one can boast.