Faith, Not Works, Counts for Righteousness
And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness — Romans 4:5 (ESV).
The thief [on the cross] had nails through both hands, so that he could not work; and a nail through each foot, so that he could not run errands for the Lord: he could not lift a hand or a foot toward his salvation; and yet Christ offered him the gift of God, and he took it. [Jesus] threw him a passport, and took him with him into paradise.
About the author and the source
When Moody (1837–1899) determined to let the world see what a man wholly devoted to the Lord could accomplish, he was already a successful evangelist. Following his filling by the Spirit, he led half a million people to Christ, founded a pastoral training school, a church, and a printing house, and authored several books.
D. L. Moody. The D. L. Moody Year Book: A Living Daily Message from the Words of D. L. Moody, selected by Emma Moody Fitt. East Northfield, MA: The Bookstore, 1900.