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Wisdom of Sirach 1:22

A furious man can't be justified; for the sway of his fury shall be his destruction.
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John Chrysostom

AD 407
Do not be misled. What I am about to tell you is that it is possible to become drunk even without wine. So that you understand that this is possible, listen to what the prophet says: "Woe to those who are drunk, but not with wine." How then can someone get drunk without wine? There are any number of different ways: anger, conceit and foolishness provoke drunkenness. In fact, any one of the destructive passions born inside of us can arouse in us a sort of drunkenness and satisfaction that obscures our reason. Drunkenness, in fact, is nothing other than the alienation of our natural sentiments, the diversion of our thoughts and the loss of consciousness. In what way, then, tell me, are those who lose their temper any different from those who get drunk through wine? They get so drunk with anger and demonstrate such intemperance to the point where they throw themselves against everyone, no matter who it is, and they have no control over their words, nor do they distinguish one person from ...

Julianus Pomerius

AD 499
Regarding fear, our Scripture expresses itself in these terms: "Holy is the fear of the Lord, which lasts forever and ever." But we should really clarify that this fear is to be distinguished from that other fear about which the apostle says, "In love there is no fear, but perfect love banishes fear." The apostle is referring here to a fear that prevents one from sinning when one would otherwise be inclined to sin. This fear keeps a person righteous against his will. Then, there is the other kind of fear that the prophet speaks about: "The one who is without fear cannot be justified." This refers to the person who is constantly increasing in love. So, on the one hand, there are those who fear to do evil when they know they will be punished, and there are those on the other hand who do not want to lose the righteousness that brings them such joy. Therefore, where sin is concerned, one should not nourish both fears but only that one of which it is written: "Fear has to do with punishment...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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