to run away, as from trouble or danger.
When destructive storms threaten, people are told to evacuate (flee from the ravages of the storm). Good advice. Come to think about it, there is good advice to be found in the Bible when destructive situations arise.
When immorality (sexual sins) loom on the horizon: Flee!
Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.
1 Corinthians 6:18
When unrestrained passion tempts one to sin: Flee!
Now flee from youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
2 Timothy 2:22
When the desire to be rich tempts one to compromise
principle and ethics: Flee!
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang. But flee from these things, you man of God; and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.
1 Timothy 6:9-11
Ignoring such admonitions puts one at risk of
experiencing serious consequences.
Heed the warnings to flee!