Summary of Genesis 2. The heavens and the Earth were finished. God rested on the seventh day and blessed it. God formed man of the dust of the ground. God planted a garden in Eden. In the midst of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And a river flowed out of Eden that parted into four. Man was to dress and keep the garden, but not eat of the tree of knowledge. God then made animals and birds. Then from Adam's rib, God made a woman. God then said that the man and wife shall be one flesh. See below for Biblical advice and commentary concerning Genesis 2.
Genesis 2 Biblical Advice and Commentary
Gen 2:7: God Is The Origin Of Life and Of Our Own Soul. Life and our own soul were not created by natural phenomenon. Matter did not create matter. Dust did not create dust. The creation of life was a supernatural act that is only adequately explained in the Bible. God's breath is the source of all life. Without God's breath of life we are but "dust of the ground". Genesis 2:7 explains how God create human life and our soul.
Gen 2:7: Who is Adam and Eve? God Created Adam Out of the Dust. Adam was the first human and he was created before Eve. The name Adam comes from the Hebrew word, “adamah” meaning ground. Adam’s body was formed from the dust, but his soul and spirit came from the breathe of God. In Genesis 2:7 advises us that Adam was formed from the dust and God breathed life into him.
Gen 2:15: Not Using Resources for God's Purpose. The purpose of a consumer society is to maximize consumption. From God's perspective, a consumer society has completely corrupted God's purpose in how resources are to be used by mankind. We are suppose to balance our use of God's resources to bring increase and at the same time preserve God's resources for His future purposes and future generations. Genesis 2:15 explains God's purpose for how mankind should use the Earth's resources and to preserve it.
Adam in the Garden of Eden
Gen 2:15: Who Is Adam and Eve? They Were Given Dominion Over the Garden of Eden. As the first of humanity, God placed Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden to keep care of it. they were the first and only humans who tended and kept the garden of Eden for God. In Genesis 2:15 tells us God placed man in the garden of Eden to dress it and keep it.
Gen 2:17: Who is Adam and Eve? They at First Had No Knowledge of Good and Evil. God did provide Adam and Eve some rules to live by in the garden of Eden. One of these rules was for them not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:17, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”). They were not to know about good and evil. Here God was giving them good advice so that they could continue to live the good life in paradise. Genesis 2:17 advises us of the consequences of eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Gen 2:18: What is the Basis of a Christian Marriage? Christian marriage is an institution ordained by God dating back to the creation of Adam and Eve. God tell us that the basis for marriage is for man not to be alone. He is suppose to have a wife, a help meet. Genesis 2:18 tells us that God said it is not good for man to be alone.
Gen 2:21: Sleep Needs Includes Giving God the Time to Do a Work in You. A good example of God doing a work in someone was when God created Eve out of Adam's rib. To do this God had to have complete control of Adam so He put Adam to sleep. Then God was able to do a complete work in Adam to create Eve. Genesis 2:21 tells us how God put Adam to sleep in order to create Eve from Adam's rib.
Gen 2:22: Who is Adam and Eve? God Created Eve From Adam’s Rib. Eve was created by God from Adam’s rib. God first formed Adam out of the dust. Adam was the first human, and then from Adam God created a woman. By God creating woman from the side of man signifies that they have a special relationship with each other. Genesis 2:22 tells us how God created woman from Adam's rib.
God Creates Eve from Adam's Rib
Gen 2:22: What is God’s Role in a Christian Marriage? God ordains marriage as evident when he created and brought the woman Eve to Adam. He sanctioned their physical and spiritual union. It was not good for Adam to be alone. It was good for Adam and Eve to be as one in a loving, lifelong relationship. God’s role has not change in marriage today. God approves and sanctions loving, lifelong marriage between a man and a woman. The rest of humanity would come from this union, this marriage, of Adam and Eve. Genesis 2:22 tells how God made woman and brought the woman to Adam so that he would not be alone.
Gen 2:23: Who is Adam and Eve? They Were Created Out of the Same Flesh To Be As One Adam and Eve had a special relationship in that they were of the same flesh. By being of one flesh, though separate persons, God created them to be of inseparable unity and fellowship, both physically and spiritually. In Genesis 2:23 Adam tells us that Eve is bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh.
Gen 2:24: Who is Adam and Eve? They Were the First Where God Revealed the Sacred Unity of a Man and His Wife Man and wife are to be in unity, both physically and spiritually. They cleave to each other where they are both dependent upon each other as well as mutually supporting each other. They are of one flesh as Eve was created out of man’s rib. In Genesis 2:24 advises us that a man and wife’s relationship were special, above the relationship of parent and child.
Gen 2:24: What is God’s Guidance Concerning Christian Marriage? With Adam and Eve, God first revealed the special relationship of man and his wife, the institute of marriage. Man and wife are to be in unity, both physically and spiritually. They are suppose to cleave to each other where they are both dependent upon each other as well as mutually supporting each other. They were of one flesh as Eve was created out of man’s rib. Genesis 2:24 advises us that a man shall leave his parents and cleave to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.
Gen 2:25: Who is Adam and Eve? They Were the First Man and Woman Created Without Sin Adam and Eve were created without sin. At the beginning of their lives they had not sinned and had no knowledge of sin. Being the first man and woman, created by God, they were without sin. They were naked and unashamed. In Genesis 2:25 tells us that in the beginning they were without sin and unashamed.
Genesis 2 Scriptures
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
And Adam and Eve Were Naked and Not Ashamed