Adam was put into the garden but he was alone by himself. Actually, man had the companion of Elohim with him in the garden. However, God was infinitely too superior than man even though he was created in his image and likeness Gen 1:26. The animals were also too inferior to man, he was their lord and master. Man will need someone on the same level with him. God observed this and He said:
Gen 2:18 KJV And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
God said He will make for Adam a counterpart like him, somebody suitable to him, a helpmate, his like, help meet, an helper, helper suitable, one comparable to him and somebody like him. These are all synonyms of “help meet” found in KJV Bible. In order words, since Adam was a social being, it won’t be proper for him to be alone by himself, he will need somebody equal to him, somebody with whom he can share ideas and feelings with. Someone that resembles him in ever aspects of being. The person must be equal to him.
God had introduced the plant world to Adam and He had named two of them to him and also gave him information regarding the two trees. God later brought the animals to him.
Gen 2:19 KJV And 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.
To name is to distinguish the nature of anything and do denote the thing by a sound bearing some analogy to its nature. To name is also the prerogative of the owner, superior, or head. The names he gives are thenceforth the permanent designations of the different species of living creatures that appeared before him. These names being derived from some prominent quality, were suited to be specific, or common to the class, and not special to the individual.
He gave names to the creatures suitable to their nature, or agreeable to some property or other observed in them. And whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof; it was always afterwards called by it, by him and his posterity, until the confusion of languages, and then every nation called them as they thought proper, everyone in their own language
Gen 2:20-KJV 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.
After the naming job was done another end or reason why the animals were brought to Adam was revealed. There was not found an help meet for him. There was none like him, there was none that can use the vocal cord the same way Adam uses his. They could minister to him to some degree but they cannot meet his need.
Gen 2:21 And 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; 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And 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.
Why is it that God did not take the bone from Adam’s head, toes, spine but from his side?
The woman was the last to be created. Adam was the head of creation but she was the crown of creation and of course the best. Man was from the dirt or dust. However, the woman was from the refined dirt of man. Little wonder women are always looking fairer than men!
She was not “created” as things were, out of nothing, nor “formed” as Adam was, out of the dust of the earth, being in the same form as man; but “made” out of refined and quickened dust, or the flesh and bones of man, and so in her make and constitution fine and lovely; or “built” and, as the word signifies, which is used, because she is the foundation of the house or family, and the means of building it up: or rather to denote the singular care and art used, and fit proportion observed in the make of her:
The woman was made from the part of already existing material to show that she is to be in unity with the man.
Everything was ready before she was made. Her home was ready. This is a lesson to whosoever wants to marry to make sure he has a comfortable home for the coming wife. The means to support and her maintenance should be provided just like they were already provided in the garden before she came in. She came into wealth-ready made life.
It is commonly observed, and pertinently enough, that the woman was not made from the superior part of man, that she might not be thought to be above him, and have power over him; nor from any inferior part, as being below him, and to be trampled on by him; but out of his side, and from one of his ribs, that she might appear to be equal to him; and from a part near his heart, and under his arms, to show that she should be affectionately loved by him, and be always under his care and protection:
She was made of a rib taken from his side made out of his head, to rule over him; nor out of his feet, to be trampled on by him; but out of his side, to be equal with him; under his arm, to be protected; and near his heart, to be beloved”
The woman was made with utmost care. Adam was not aware or involved in the process. We may not know how long it took to finish buy considerable amount of time would be used to “construct”, “made” or “built” the woman as the word signifies.
Lastly, she was divinely presented to the man. The Lord Himself brought, introduce and presented her to the man. There are three consents there, the Father’s consent in giving her, Eve’s consent in coming and Adam’s consent in receiving her. There was no forced marriage. A great lesson to today’s ladies that make themselves available to men, it is very wrong.