Jeremiah 2:13 - Source of Living Water or Broken Cistern?

Jer.2:13; Source of Living Water or Broken Cistern?

Jer 2:13 (CWB)  My people have committed two very great sins. 
They have forsaken me, the Spring of Living Water, and have dug their 
own wells, wells that crack and cannot hold water. 

Why should we cling to the broken promises of unstable 
"cisterns" (money, power, religious systems, or whatever transitory thing 
we are putting in place of God) when God promises to constantly 
refresh us with himself, the living water?  [Life Application SB] 

Grace in Christ is compared to water from a fountain, it being 
cooling and refreshing, cleansing and making fruitful: to living water, 
because it quickens dead sinners, revives drooping saints, supports and 
maintains spiritual life, and issues in eternal life, and is ever-flowing. 
To forsake this Fountain is the first evil; this is done when the 
people of God neglect his word and ordinances. They hewed them out 
broken cisterns, that could hold no water. Such are the world, and the 
things in it; such are the inventions of men when followed and depended 
on. Let us, with purpose of heart, cleave to the Lord only; whither 
else shall we go? How prone are we to forego the consolations of the 
Holy Spirit, for the worthless joys of the enthusiast and hypocrite! 
[Matthew Henry Commentary] 

"If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that 
believeth on Me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow 
rivers of living water." The condition of the people made this appeal 
very forcible. They had been engaged in a continued scene of pomp and 
festivity, their eyes had been dazzled with light and color, and their ears 
regaled with the richest music; but there had been nothing in all this 
round of ceremonies to meet the wants of the spirit, nothing to 
satisfy the thirst of the soul for that which perishes not. Jesus 
invited them to come and drink of the fountain of life, of that which 
would be in them a well of water, springing up unto everlasting 
Jesus knew the wants of the soul. Pomp, riches, and honor cannot 
satisfy the heart. "If any man thirst, let him come unto Me." The rich, 
the poor, the high, the low, are alike welcome. He promises to 
relieve the burdened mind, to comfort the sorrowing, and to give hope to 
the despondent. Many of those who heard Jesus were mourners over 
disappointed hopes, many were nourishing a secret grief, many were seeking to 
satisfy their restless longing with the things of the world and the 
praise of men; but when all was gained, they found that they had toiled 
only to reach a broken cistern, from which they could not quench 
their thirst. Amid the glitter of the joyous scene they stood, 
dissatisfied and sad. That sudden cry, "If any man thirst," startled them 
from their sorrowful meditation, and as they listened to the words 
that followed, their minds kindled with a new hope. The Holy Spirit 
presented the symbol before them until they saw in it the offer of the 
priceless gift of salvation. 
The cry of Christ to the thirsty soul is still going forth, and 
it appeals to us with even greater power than to those who heard it 
in the temple on that last day of the feast. The fountain is open 
for all. The weary and exhausted ones are offered the refreshing 
draught of eternal life. Jesus is still crying, "If any man thirst, let 
him come unto Me, and drink." "Let him that is athirst come. And 
whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely." "Whosoever 
drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst; but the 
water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water, springing 
up into everlasting life." DA453, 4