Paragraph 1951

1951. Law is a rule of conduct enacted by competent authority for the sake of the common good. the moral law presupposes the rational order, established among creatures for their good and to serve their final end, by the power, wisdom, and goodness of the Creator. All law finds its first and ultimate truth in the eternal law. Law is declared and established by reason as a participation in the providence of the living God, Creator and Redeemer of all. “Such an ordinance of reason is what one calls law.”2

Alone among all animate beings, man can boast of having been counted worthy to receive a law from God: as an animal endowed with reason, capable of understanding and discernment, he is to govern his conduct by using his freedom and reason, in obedience to the One who has entrusted everything to him.3


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

450. Why did God “bless the Sabbath day and declare it sacred” (Exodus 20:11)?

226. What is the link between the sacraments and the Church?

574. What are the difficulties in prayer?

309. Is a confessor bound to secrecy?

63. What is the place of the human person in creation?

494. What is the responsibility of civil authority in regard to chastity?

78. After the first sin, what did God do?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

The Tower of Babel: What Does This Story Teach Us About God’s Sovereignty? (Genesis 11:1-9)

What is the lesson taught in Philippians 4:10-13 about finding contentment in all circumstances?

What is the importance of gratitude in the Christian life, according to the first letter to Timothy?

What is the story of Uzziah and how was he punished for disobeying God?

What is the message of Nahum 1:7-8 about God’s faithfulness in the midst of chaos?

What does “giving thanks in all circumstances” mean in 1 Thessalonians 5:18?

The Call and Commission of Moses: How did God call Moses to lead his people and what does this teach us about the Christian vocation? (Exodus 3-4)