(Genesis 2:20) The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper as his partner.
God was not experimenting to learn something, for God knows everything that can be known. God was helping Adam to discover truths about the world in which he lived; these truths and the names he gave the animals were a foundation for his developing powers of reason and the ability to rule wisely over God’s creation. God may have taken “years” or “a long time” helping Adam develop his mind and understanding. God is so great that He could also do in a day what would take us thousands of years to do. Based on all Adam learned about these animals, Adam concluded that none were equal to him in the image of God or fit to be his helper and partner.
A companion to help enjoy the work of our hands (Eccl 4:8)
There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
REFLECTION: Our wise God often allows us to recognize our deficiencies so that we might appreciate His provision and seek Him (Gen. 2:19-20)