Less Is Not More Concerning the Word and Prayer

ludwieg-mies-van-der-rohe-Barcelona-Pavilion-350-webby Rex Rouis

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the great architects of the last century, gave us the famous line, “Less is More.” And, sometimes, yes, less is more, but not concerning the Word of God and not concerning prayer to God. In them, more is always more. The Bible says that the more you have, the more will be given you, and the less you have, even that will be taken away from you.

“It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer.”

“The less we read the Word of God, the less we desire to read it, and the less we pray, the less we desire to pray.”

George Mueller

Mies also said that, “God is in the details.’ He truly is. I hope Mies went to Heaven. PS – I went to his Architecture School

More is More…when it comes to God.


  1. This is a temptation that I have fallen for over and over…I lose the sense of the Lord’s presence or even start being harassed by the enemy while reading the Word, so I do less for a while until I rediscover the joy of it…great quote.

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