In a Bible study my husband and I attend, we’re working our way through Mark. One of the members pointed out the “principle of increase” throughout the Gospel, which also resonates throughout Scripture. What does he mean? Take Mark 4:25: “Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him” (which shows the "increase" going both ways). Or the feeding of the thousands. The growth of the mustard seed. I also think of Romans 1, where the increase is going the way of sin. (You can’t fool yourself after reading that chapter: you can’t control sin. If you let in just a little, it will consume you more because it has a voracious, snowball-rolling-downhill-kind-of appetite.)
So, what’s the connection with this church sign? Well, whichever way you are increasing will show up in your priorities. So, even though the words are a bit cliché, it was a good reminder to me.