Miss Beth notes that this psalm is referenced in 2 Chron 6:41and 42. So... I went there to check it out. Low and behold I had made notes on it as well as on a few previous and following verses. I had been studying Solomon and the building of the temple a while back. One of the things I was in awe of, is that immediately after his prayer of dedication was finished, "fire flashed down from heaven and burnt up the burnt offerings and sacrifices, and the glorious presence of the LORD filled the temple."
Now that is one dedication celebration God-planned fireworks crescendo. Would that have been a sight to behold or what!!!
By the way in Chapter 5:6 we are told that those offerings were so many in number that "no one could keep count".
Next the text describes how the people respond to the fireworks show. It says in chapter 7:3--"When all the people of Israel saw the fire coming down and the glorious presence of the LORD filling the Temple, they fell face down on the ground and worshiped and praised the LORD, saying, 'He is so good! His faithful love endures forever!'"
For me the impact-full word in that verse is the word "all". I went searching for a population number and found estimates to be around 5,000,000. This number happens to be the population of the state of Colorado in Dec of 2009...that is one gigantic party. I have to giggle thinking of modern day folks who are uncomfortable with face-down worship...you know the kind that think we evangelicals made it up as if to be dramatic in some way. Ah but perhaps it is more like Miss Beth always says..."Our God is a drama King!"
Just writing about this gets my dance-feet a tappin in anticipation for what eternity will prove in comparison to Solomon's temple dedication. I gather from references in scripture it shall be the party-planning event of events!!