(Proverbs 7:22 KJV) He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
I have never been around when an ox is led to the “slaughter” (2874) but I had an uncle that worked in a slaughterhouse. It has always amazed me that a normal sized human being can manipulate a very large animal into a position where it can be killed. I have seen video of cattle being herded down narrow lanes where they could only go one at a time. Do they sense the end or are they just irritated because they are being pushed?
The idea of free will is a mirage in the pagan world. People tend to think that they are free to live the good life and God is trying to confine them to the corral. Some theological positions that talk about predestination tend to go along with this. God becomes the spoilsport that takes all the fun away. In reality it is just the opposite. The world is on a wild roller coaster ride. It is quite a thrill until it comes around the corner and the tracks end over a lake of fire.
So? Truth and choice are a part of God’s approach to us as people. If you can’t handle the truth then enjoy to trip to the slaughter. I remember the time I fell off a steeple. It was a lot of fun until I hit the bottom. Unlike the ox, that fun only took a few weeks to pay for.