Promises of God – Which ones are for me? Is there a way to know which promises of God are for us today? With hundreds of promises in the Bible, how can we tell which are general promises for all of us and which promises are specific promises to a specific person? 1 John 1:9 is a great example of a general promise: “If we make it our habit to confess our sins, in his faithful righteousness he forgives us for those sins and cleanses us from all unrighteousness.” This promise is a general promise to all believers. An example of a specific promise is 1 Kings 9:5, where this is written to King Solomon: “then I’ll make your royal throne secure forever.” By studying the content, we can be clear that the promise is directed to King Solomon. What are some guidelines to remember?