In our study of Genesis chapter two, we look at the perfect marriage and the perfect home. We look at the creation of the complete man that can only happen when he is united to the woman that God created for him.
"Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work." NIV translation
As we saw in chapter one, God created everything in six days and now we see that He rested on the seventh day. We must understand that God could have created everything in the blink of an eye, if He wanted to, but He took six days so that we would see our pattern for life. Now, we see the purpose of the seventh day which is rest; not that God got tired and needed a break but because He knew that we would need a day of physical rest.
"And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done." NIV translation
God set apart the last day of the week for Himself. He blessed this day and we are blessed when we rest on this day as well.
"This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created. When the Lord God made the earth and the heavens - and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground - " NIV translation
This passage recaps the first five days of God's creative work. During these days, God was preparing a home for man.
"the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." NIV translation
For those that believe in evolution, this verse poses a very big question and that is: "Have you ever tried to tell a monkey about Jesus?". This verse shows us the main difference between us and all other creatures and that is the God-given capacity to know God. God formed the man from dirt which He had created on the third day but, then, God breathed into the man and the man not only was a physical being but became a spiritual being as well. This was a picture of what was to come through Jesus Christ as we see, in Acts 2, when the Holy Spirit came to the people, it was with the sound of a wind.