There are a variety of ways to show respect to God and His holiness
Even if I know the person who is in charge, if he or she is a good leader, I still have to follow the rules.
I'm pretty sure that I am not in charge of any kingdoms. So, why do I act like it, sometimes?
For most of us, falling on our face is just embarrassing. Would we be willing to do something like that intentionally, in order to show respect to the holy God?
The best respect is the kind you earn.