I tend to hear that from people who are fundamentalists, or just very serious about God. I have an extremely unique view on God. I think loves us the way parents love a child. When we mess around, he shows us a better way. He also protects us like a parent, but only sometimes. When you truly love someone, you must be willing to let them go. I think God loves some of us, but he also makes mistakes (Hitler etc). Just like how God made us in His image, he makes mistakes as well. At least that’s how I see it. Honestly, God’s love may seem mysteriously absent for what seems long periods of time, but believe me, he is there. In order to experience greatness, you must experience sadness and disappointment. It’s a lesson He teaches with love. Oh and the whole 7 sevens thing is one part of the Holy Bible that (I believe) is impossible. Why seven? Well depending on your view of God, it either took him one-millionth of a second, or a couple years. Or maybe a couple months. Or maybe he is still creating it 🙂
It is ironic.
It is used in the context of someone “trying it on” i.e.looking for something they’re not entitled to (a big discount, asking for unwarranted help or to be let off a specific obligation or commitment etc.) and, when refused, explaining their request with a cheeky “God loves a trier!” It’s a parody of “God helps those, who helps themselves”. Of course, as there is no God – it’s doubly ironic!
It probably means that God loves you even if you don’t succeed, at least you will have tried (that is unless you didn’t try XD)
It’s usually heavily ironic. I guess the subtext is, ‘that’s all the poor bugger’s going to get, the approval of God, because try as he may, he’s not going to succeed.’
that is open to discussion and there are in fact multiple potential answers to the question..