Philippians  3:4-10

4 Though I myself have reasons for such confidence.  If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:  5  circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee;  6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.  7        But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8  What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9    and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.  10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death

ABRAHAM

God speaks and blesses Abraham - Genesis   12:1-2       

The Lord appears to Abraham - Genesis 12:7

The encounter with Melchizedek - Genesis 14:18-20        

I am your shield and very great reward - Genesis 15:1-2

Names - Genesis 17:5 & 15 & 19

GOD WENT UP FROM HIM - Genesis 17:22

God ate with Abraham - Genesis 18:8