The manifestation the Lord God gave Israel to show his acceptance of their dedication ceremony and the temple they built was extraordinary. Fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices (1). Also, the glory of the LORD filled the temple as it had since the start of the dedication ceremony when they brought the ark into the temple (1, 5:14)
The people’s response reveals their hearts and attitudes. When they saw all that had happened they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD (2). They had a change of attitude.
I suspect that they are like most people, including me when we go to a worship event. Whether it be a church service, revival, or musical performance and celebration sometimes it is more like a routine, a habit, or perhaps occasionally like a hindrance. On those days and at that time my heart is lukewarm; neither hot nor cold. I bring my body but my heart is not present.
When in that kind of mode and attitude the Lord Jesus may touch my heart or does some extraordinary thing and my demeanor changes. I am consumed by the fire of the Lord. The temple of my soul is filled with the glory of the LORD. My demeanor is transformed. My heart kneels with my face to the ground.