You Are the Body of Christ and Individually Members of It

It has never been nor will it ever be God’s design for you to pursue your relationship with Him independently of other believers in the body of Christ. It is not only unbiblical to think otherwise; it is arrogant. A finger is effective only if it is united to a hand. An eye can see only if embedded in a head. A foot is good for movement only if attached to a leg. “For the body does not consist of one member but many. . . . [Therefore] you are the body of Christ and individually members of it” (1 Cor. 12.14, 27).

Sam Storms, The Hope of Glory (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2007), 148.