GRACE #1 – Grace Is Divine -- No one knows grace inherently. Grace must be thrust upon a person with compassion, tenderness, mercy, and love that only God possesses. Grace, then, cannot be procured or produced by the mind or hand of man. Man receives grace only at the hand and from the mind of God and not man’s own ingenuity and understanding. Everyone stands outside of grace; God must bring it to him. It is divine and the property of only God and not of man or any other creature. Yes, there is a subordinate grace that man executes at his will, but that grace is meager compared to that divine grace which saves a soul. Therefore, we are “saved by grace through faith,” (Ephesians 2:8). That is the only way of salvation.