Let me give you some background on what is going on so you get the full-effect. King David stockpiled massive amounts of dressed stone, lumber, gold, silver and bronze for the construction of the Temple. Then right before he died he gave massive amounts from his personal wealth to the cause. Then when Solomon began construction he gave even more and the people of Israel contributed as well. Think of it like, Fort Knox meets the Taj Mahal. Yea. Impressive. Solomon was building a place for God, The God, to dwell so he knew it had to be the best. And now he is dedicating it to God in the presence of all the people of Israel who have come to see and to worship.
But Solomon didn't just dedicate it to God as His residence on earth, he dedicated the people TO God in this place. And I think, as incredible a moment as this is, I love Solomon's vision and heart for God more than the pomp and circumstance the day required. Let me quote the part of Solomon's prayer that I am just digging today so you can see what I mean.