The spiritual master is to be honored as much as the Supreme Lord, because he is the most confidential servitor of the Lord. This is acknowledged in all revealed scriptures and followed by all authorities.
Guru is not on the way to Krishna, Guru is 'the way' to Krishna.
If your car is moving, don’t forget whose push started it to get it going. Similarly, always remember the different gurus that got you moving on the path of devotion.
When mind shows suicidal tendencies, and wants to jump off the roof, holding hands with material desires, just dial the Guru-mercy-helpline and he will take you out of your insanity.
Connection with Guru is connection with his bhava.
Service is a privilege which is extended to a conditioned soul by the mercy of Guru.