In Psalm 9:15, 20 and Psalm 7:15 - 16, I encountered thoughts that brought this devotional vividly back to mind. In 9, David is extolling the excellence of God over and against that of the world. David’s thought here is that the nations fall into the pits and get caught in the nets of their own devices. He extends Jeremiah’s thought. Not only do the cisterns not hold water, they are a trap for those who have built them. David said nearly the same thing in Psalm 7. The context there is when one refuses to repent from trusting in self, again the schemes constructed to make life work become a trap.
For me this has been neither easy nor a onetime decision. I have to continually be aware of when I am moving back into strategies to make life work, to control things, rather than trusting the one who has paid such a heavy price for my freedom from having to construct leaky cisterns.