In the book of Job, we are told that the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls. He was speaking of how all other jewels or precious metals are derived from the earth. However, from whence is Wisdom derived? Only from the indwelling Christ! We have to go within ourselves (open the oyster–which sometimes can be very difficult) and extract it (the pearl of wisdom). When we do — when we allow the pearl of our indwelling Christ come forth — it will shine with a radiance like none other, lighting our way and blessing every area of our lives.