God’s blessings; meaning his gifts and favors are the desire of all, though for many this hunger is hidden. Though all receive some blessings to see what we do with them; only the righteous are crowned with blessings. God put blessings on their head.
Crowns date back to over 2000 BC; the oldest being a copper headband found in Jericho that dates from about 2000 BC. A crown in antiquity represented high merit and honor. Tribal leaders, kings, and high priests wore crowns symbolizing power. When Jesus was crucified the soldiers put a crown of thorns on his head as they mocked him. God blesses the righteous to show that he honors them for they seek to live his way.
The head of the wicked is not honored by God. Violence and cruelty are hidden in the words of the ungodly wicked. Therefore, God lets all know that he does not give merit to those who live this way. Violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
“Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongue, they speak deceit.” (Psalm 5:9)
Sometimes I consider the words spoken by others, especially if they have authority over me and others. Recently these thoughts had made me realize the importance of the motivation behind the words that I speak. In order to be crowned with blessings from God I need to control the words I say to others and about others.