What should characterize the husband's leadership?
1) Sacrificial love. (not self-serving or object-oriented)
2) Sanctifying love. (positional and progressive)
The “water” is referencing the baptism of the Holy Spirit.Which happens at the moment a person places their faith in Christ, and they are indwelt by the Holy Spirit of God, which sets them apart from the world by placing them into the family of God.The “word” is referencing the gospel message. Without hearing the message of the gospel, a person cannot recognize their need for and place their faith in the Savior, Jesus Christ.
3) Nourishing love. (giving strength, comfort, encouragement, intimacy, security)