Watchman Nee "Daily Devotional" for 12/21/11That no flesh should glory before God. 1 Corinthians 1.29.What hinders a believers progress the most in life and work is his flesh. He is unaware of Gods calling him to deny his entire flesh. He imagines that forsaking sins is quite enough. He is ignorant of Gods equal displeasure with his own ability, zeal and wisdom in Gods work and his own goodness and power in spiritual life. Whatever we reckon as good according to the flesh, whatever we plan and ingeniously arrange by means of the flesh is something we must deny, deliver up to death, and allow to pass through judgment according to God. The Lord has no use for the help of the flesh, neither in spiritual life nor in spiritual work.