Now, beloved, church members and lovers of the gospel truth, we take fresh courage and take our staff in our hand and march to the battle's front, for we notice again in this wonderful 12th chapter of Exodus that Moses told the Israelites to receive the lamb with their staff in their hand.
Now this staff was a big walking stick, we would judge about as big round as a man's wrist, and probably about five feet long. It was their protection. They didn't use firearms in those days as we do at present, but if a mountain lion came out of the woods and growled at one of those old Israelites when he had his staff in his hand, he could knock every tooth in his mouth right down his neck at one lick, and then beat him into a frazzle, and put his stick on his shoulder, and march on down the highway of holiness. This stick was a great source of joy and comfort to the man who carried it. When he was tired he could lean on his staff and rest, when he went up a mountain, he found it very useful, he could push himself up the hill and help himself over the slick places and rough cliffs. It was also just as useful when the fellow started down the mountain, he could often lean on his staff and hold himself back. He had two legs of his own, and his staff which was a kind of a third leg and meant so much to the travelers in those early days.
But in our day we now use for our staff God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. We lean on the triune Godhead. They protect us from the wild beasts along the highway. They help us to climb the mountains, they help us down the steep hills and when we are tired we lean on them. What would we do without this wonderful staff? It is a comfort to us by day and our protection by night. The old Book is often our walking stick, for as we read the Book, we walk and talk by the way. We draw our very spiritual life and existence from the Word of God through the power of the blessed Holy Ghost, which is sent to us by the Father and the Son. Thank God, we receive the Lamb with our staff in our hands.
Robinson, Reuben A. (Bud). The Collected Works of 'Uncle Bud' Robinson (Kindle Locations 3599-3614). Jawbone Digital. Kindle Edition.