Dave Burnette's Commentary

Genesis Chapter 2

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Moses
Date Penned: (1450-1410 BC)
Overview: To Record God's Creation and Identify His Plan (c 1-22)
Theme: The Story of Creation (c 1-2)
Message: The Story of Adam and Eve  (v 1-31)

Genesis 2 Commentary

(2:1-3) God Rested - On the Seventh Day God Rested as he was pleased with His Creation. God was not tired but rather exemplified to us the need to both rest and reflect on the Goodness of God

(2:4-7) Man Formed from the Dust of the Ground - Of the Dust of the ground implies that we are nothing without the breath of life breathed into by none other than God Himself. It is God that gives us this gift of life.

(2:8-17) The Garden of Eden - God's Perfect place that God Created for man with the tree of Good and Evil so man could choose to obey Him.

(2-18-31) Eve is Created - God's creative work was not complete until he made woman. He could have made her from the dust of the ground, as he made man. He chose, however, to make her from the man's flesh and bone. In so doing, he illustrated for us that in marriage
man and woman symbolically become one flesh. This is a mystical union of the couple's hearts and lives. Throughout the Bible, God treats this special union seriously. If you are married or planning to be married, are you willing to keep the commitment which makes the two of you one? The goal in just marriage should be more than friendship; it should be oneness.

Dave Burnette's Life Application

God Created Me

In Looking at today's text, we can make many applications. We see the Lord taking a day of rest and the divine institution of marriage. What stands out to me is how God created man and woman. Evolutionists say that in all their complexity, man evolved from nothing with no plan or creator, but nothing could be further from the truth. God created man, but man constantly rejects his creator. In making an application, we see if God made us, then He knows us. He knows what is best for us, so why should I act or live independently of Him or His instruction for my life? How about you? Does the reality of Him creating you motivate you to seek Him and His direction for your life? Let the creator have his way and will with His creation. That creation is you. instruction for my life. How about you? Does the reality of Him creating you motivate you to seek Him and His instruction for your life? Let the creator have his way and will with His creation. That creation is you.


Genesis 2 

Genesis 2

 1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

 2And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

 3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

 4These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,

 5And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

 6But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

 7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

 8And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

 9And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

 10And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

 11The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

 12And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

 13And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.

 14And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

 15And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

 16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

 17But 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.

 18And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

 19And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

 20And 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.

 21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

 22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

 23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

 24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

 25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.