Joshua 1, Can these instructions be applied to any leader?

Question: Can the instructions that God is giving Joshua as a leader be applied to any leader? Or are the instructions specifically for his "mission?" Answer: When we look at people in the Bible as our examples, there are parts of the account that are universal truth, and parts that are specific for them. Parts of this instruction is only for Joshua, such as "go over this Jordan". Other parts are universal, such as "meditate in it day and night". Passages like this (narratives) communicate eternal truth to us through what we learn from their examples. -PJ