This seems like a statement about Communism. Some readers may not be old enough to remember Communism. Those of us who do, realize it is still alive and well on college campuses and in the Federal Government. It is a belief that all the wealth should be pooled and the government elites allowed to distribute it “fairly.” In case you were not awake for the reading of the context, this is not a good idea.
The “lot” (1486) has the idea of gambling. This is an invitation to give up control of our lives and our ability to make choices. We turn it over to someone else. This implies that such a move is a gamble. We need to be very careful of whom we join and whom we trust.
Many are familiar with another expression of this,
(2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV) Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?In Corinthians it is specifically talking about marriage but the principle goes to every area of life.
So? What commitments entangle you? Many of them are done-deals and the ink is dry. Honor your commitments. Examine your day and your plans for the future. Are there “common purses” that you should be avoiding? Are there old commitments that you will be able to dissolve. This is serious business. Be alert.