The list of names in Ezra 2 attests to the reality of this history, God's gracious work of preserving His people, and the longing for worshiping God which characterizes His people.
This article is the second in a trilogy discussing Galatians 5:22-23 and the fruit of the Spirit. The author explains that the fruit needs to be evident, such that our lives are consistent with our message, for the sake of integrity. He discusses what exactly is the fruit of the Spirit is, as both the product and proof of regeneration. Every individual in this life produces fruit, either good or bad.