After God had completed the creation of heaven and earth, there was neither man nor plant or any other living creature to live on earth. There was no rain to water the earth except the dew that came from heaven. God formed man out of the dust of the earth and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils. Man immediately became a living being. God made a garden in Eden and commanded the man to take charge over it. There were trees {both the trees of knowledge and evil) which God planted in the garden. Four rivers namely Pishon, Gihon, Tigris and Euphrates which flowed out to wet the garden divided the garden into four. God commanded man to eat of every tree of the garden, but the tree of knowledge of good and evil, man should not eat. If man should eat of the forbidden tree, that means disobedience and the consequence of it would be death.
God saw that man was lonely in the garden and He (God ) decided to make a partner for him. He caused a deep sleep to befall man and He (God) took a rib out of him and used it to make woman as a life partner for Adam, The woman was named Eve, for she was made out of man’s rib. When Adam woke up and saw her, he said: “This is the bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman because she was taken out of a man”.
From the story of the second creation in Genesis Chapter two, the sovereingty of God is revealed as follows:
(i) It portrays God as the creator of the heaven and earth.
(ii) God has every control over what He created.
(iii) God saw that it was not good for man to live alone, therefore, He made a helper for him.
(iv) The institution of marriage was established for the continuity of procreation.