“And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
King James Version (KJV)
6:18 And ye shall be to me for sons and for daughters, saith the Lord Almighty - The promise made to Solomon, #1Chr 28:6|, is here applied to all believers; as the promise made particularly to Joshua is applied to them, #Heb 13:5|. Who can express the worth, who can conceive the dignity, of this divine adoption? Yet it belongs to all who believe the gospel, who have faith in Christ. They have access to the Almighty; such free and welcome access, as a beloved child to an indulgent father. To him they may fly for aid in every difficulty, and from him obtain a supply in all their wants. #Isaiah 43:6|.
2Co 6:18 And I will be a Father unto you. Quoted from Jer 31:1,9 Isa 43:6, and other passages. It is a free combination of the spirit of several passages. The two passages teach that it is the Divine will that his worshipers should be separate from the world; that if they are thus separate he will receive them, and will accept them as his own children. Compare Ro 12:2 Jas 1:27.