Genesis 2:4-25 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the time period the LORD God made earth and heaven. 5 Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth; and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 6 But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground.7 then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. 8 And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 10 A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush. 14 And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. 15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the
garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." 18 Then the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him." 19 So out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave
names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
This passage of Scripture continues with the creation story began in chapter one. What preceded in chapter one and what follows in chapter two is the same creation account. Chapter two expands the details of what was recorded in Chapter one. Genesis 2:5-6 refers to the third day of creation. Genesis 2:7-25 refer to the sixth day of creation.
Think about how fast this creation happened in the twenty-four hour period of each day. The speed of each day's creation was the speed of speaking something into existence. "And God said." How long does it take you to say Genesis 1:9 and 11? Think how long seventy-one hours, fifty-nine minutes and forty seconds would be after the creation on the third day was completed and the creation that occurred on the sixth day. God waited for the man to be created before everything sprouted and grew to maturity.
A lot happened on the sixth day of creation, but there was a lot of time for it to happen when we think about how fast creation took place - "And God said." Jesus validates the first two chapters of the creation account in Matthew 19:4-5 "He answered, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female (refers to Genesis 1:27), and said, "Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh"?(refers to Genesis 2:24)
The first two chapters of Genesis are historical accounts of creation God has given us. He was the only one there during the creation. He validates His historical account by His resurrection on the third day just as He said it would happen. The Biblical account is not a myth. We do not need to validate the account by science, but rather validate science by the Biblical account. If science differs from the Bible, science has not done enough research and has not accurately interpreted the data. Evolution is a theory that is not validated by the facts. Remember, evolution differs from natural selection. For greater detail on the difference, research on the website answersingenesis.org
What we are to do with the historical account of creation. We are to acknowledge that the Lord created all things including us. We are to make sure those we have been given authority to teach know how to defend the six day creation. We are to know why the Biblical account is the accurate account of how everything began - John 2:18-22 - Jesus validated the creation account by rising from the dead and proving Scripture true. We are to live according the teaching of our Creator - He knows best how we are to live.