Throughout scripture, God has used water to judge, rescue, deliver, and bring glory to Himself.  God judged the sinful ancient world with a flood to rescue and deliver Noah and seven others.  God has shown that He cares and keeps His promises!  Genesis 6-8

God judged ancient Egypt for their enslavement of his people, and brought rescue and deliverance to His covenant related children.  God brought glory to Himself in keeping His promises, again through water, the Red Sea and the cloud.  God has given these examples as a witness to His power to keep His promises – Exodus 2-3, Exodus 14, 1 Corinthians 10:1-11

The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the reality of God’s judgement on sin to rescue and deliver His people from sin and bondage, through the waters of baptism.  All of these things are to the praise of His glory!  1 Corinthians 10:12-13, 1 Peter 3:18-22