Answer to Question 2
Why is faith important?
It is important to be steadfast in faith because the resulting strength received will not only help you in your trials, it will surely lead you to happily receive your just reward.
When studying the bible a person should look at each verse on three levels: first, look at the literal meaning; second, think on how the words apply to society at large as a general principle; and third, reflect its meaning on your own life as an individual. This passage, as much of the Epistle of James, reflects most radiantly on the conduct of each person. James understood that if every individual works to be the best person he can be that all of society will naturally be improved.
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