Idols are at once cast away

(Archibald Alexander, "Obedience to Christ
Gives Assurance of the Truth of His Doctrines")

When the mind is freed from the blindness of nature,
and the eyes of the understanding opened, the light
of the glorious gospel will shine into such a regenerated
mind, revealing to it the beauties of holiness, and causing
it to rejoice in the glory of God. To such a one Christ
appears lovely--the chief among ten thousand, and He
becomes the jewel of their hearts. Idols are at once
cast away
, and He as their rightful King is enthroned
in their affections. Believers do not and cannot doubt
of Christ's excellency and suitableness. His doctrines
they humbly receive, and found their hopes of salvation
on His faithful word alone.